Thursday December 1, 2011 Group Stage: Group E Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 1 - 1 Dynamo Kiev

  • Jones 81’
  • Upson 27’ (o.g.)

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    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Dynamo Kiev
    • 90+2' Begovic tips the long-range shot by Yarmolenko wide of goal. Superb save! And there goes the final whistle. Stoke are the first English side into the last 32 of the tournament.
    • 89' A couple of minutes to be added to the match..Stoke on the brink of the last 32......
    • 88' Stoke trying to keep the ball in these closing few moments rather than throw the ball into the box.
    • 87' Silva takes out Higginbotham, but no booking. Stoke setting up camp in the Kiev half.
    • 86' Almeida wins the ball ahead of Walters, but that suits Stoke all night long with the ball in the visiting half.
    • 85' Another change for Stoke as Pennant departs to be replaced by Whitehead.
    • 84' Ideye fouls Upson. Kiev suddenly need to find a winner otherwise they will be third favourites heading for the final group matches.
    • 83' Change coming for Kiev as Ninkovic is stripped to replace Yussuf, who heads straight up the tunnel.
    • 82' Walters is brought on to take over from Jones.
    • 81' Khacheridi is booked for a late foul on Palacios.
    • 80' Kiev need to find a goal from somewhere. Crouch remains on the bench for now.
    • 79' Great cross by Pennant and Jones rose to power home the header. Stoke on course to reach the last 32 if the score stays 1-1.
    • 78' GOAL! Jones scores for Stoke! Didn't seem likely, but suddenly the home side are level.
    • 77' Crouch has been stripped for action as Stoke go for broke in these closing moments.
    • 76' Jones with a header from Pennant's cross. Not the best delivery and Shovkovskiy collects with some ease. Clocking ticking down for Stoke.
    • 75' The home side trying to haul themselves up the park, but Kiev are looking fairly comfortable at the moment as Gusev breaks.
    • 74' Huth will be suspended for the trip to Istanbul after collecting his third yellow card of the group stage.
    • 73' Shotton with the long throw-in for Stoke from out wide. Huth is booked for a high boot in the area on Yussuf.
    • 72' Yarmolenko fouls Shotton, and Stoke have another free-kick out wide but Pennant's delivery is nodded out by Silva.
    • 71' Kiev going to finish off this match with five at the back. A win here would leave them ideally placed to reach the last 32 with a home match to come against Tel Aviv in their final group game.
    • 70' Change for Kiev with Shevchenko departing to be replaced by Almeida.
    • 69' Free-kick goes against Fuller as he seemed to foul Yussuf.
    • 68' A change coming for Stoke as Ricardo Fuller is wheeled on to take over from Diao.
    • 67' Stoke have found some momentum in this half, but have they left it too late to rescue the point they need. Kiev suddenly giving the ball away.
    • 66' Jones wins the header from Pennant's delivery, but Stoke again fail to win the second ball before Pennant is caught offside.
    • 65' Jones earns the home side a free-kick after a foul by Betao. Free-kick to Stoke...
    • 64' Delap willing and ready with another long throw-in. Higginbotham furious he isn't awarded a corner-kick after tackling Silva on the byline.
    • 63' Jones doing well to keep the ball on the edge of the visiting box before he has his pocket picked as Kiev look to break.
    • 62' Kiev chasing their first win in England, and look well equipped to manage that feat unless Stoke can change the pattern of this match.
    • 61' Pennant takes a bit of a dull one on his foot before he hobbles on. Doesn't look as if he is in need of any treatment.
    • 60' Stoke boss Tony Pulis trying to offer some moments of encouragement. Peter Crouch well wrapped up on the home bench. Wonder if we will be seeing the big man soon?
    • 59' Ball breaks to Diao 30 yards out. Decides to try his luck first time, but succeeds only in lifting the volley over the bar.
    • 58' Jones can't get beyond Betao as Kiev earn another free-kick deep in their own half. All a bit frustrating for Stoke.
    • 57' Jones barges Khacheridi and Kiev have a free-kick that Shovkovskiy hammers long down the park.
    • 56' Aliyev drives the ball across the face of the Stoke goal, but nobody on hand to force the ball home.
    • 55' Better moments for Stoke in this match. Has been a pretty lacklustre evening, but suddenly they have hope.
    • 54' Off the line by Khacheridi. Thumping effort by Pennant whizzed beyond Shovkovskiy, but his shot is saved by the defender. So close to the leveller.
    • 53' Khacheridi catches Jerome late, but Shovkovskiy is out to fist the ball away from Pennant's free-kick. Delap ready with the long throw...
    • 52' Gusev fouls Upson, and Kiev can take the heat off their own goal.
    • 51' Shovkovskiy makes a fine save from the effort by Palacios. Lovely ball by Delap, but the keeper stood tall to block the shot.
    • 50' Crowd continue to try to rouse Stoke. Pennant is pulled back by Betao and Stoke will throw the ball into the area.
    • 49' Kiev with seven shots at goal, Stoke only two. Sums up the evening so far.
    • 48' Palacios guilty of a late foul on Yarmolenko. Kiev continue to look a yard sharper in the key areas.
    • 47' Jerome pushes over Khacheridi with a clumsy late push, and the visiting side earn themselves a free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 46' And off we go in the second half....
    • 45+2' Betao catches Aliyev with a shot. Sore one between the legs for him, but there is the whistle for the break. Kiev with a 1-0 lead, and easily good for it.
    • 44' Two minutes to be added to the half.
    • 43' Begovic doesn't look too sure of himself in the home goal, but Stoke deal with the danger from the corner kick to clear.
    • 42' A goal for Besiktas in Tel Aviv, and suddenly Stoke, Kiev and the Turkish side are bunching up at the top of this section. Stoke (10) Besiktas (9) and Kiev (8) as we stand.....
    • 41' Has been an impressive half by the visitors, who are well in control of this match. Stoke players unhappy about the perceived diving of Kiev.
    • 40' Delap with the long throw-in from out wide. Gets the right trajectory on the ball before Diao is deemed to have fouled Silva.
    • 39' Pennant and Palacios try to join forces to cut a dash through, but no fouls as Kiev reclaim the loose ball.
    • 38' We are back off and running. The home fans doing their best to encourage Stoke, but Kiev continue to break up the play impressively.
    • 37' Dangerous, dangerous times for Stoke. A second Kiev goal here might well bury Stoke alive in this match. Delap and Khacheridi collide, and the visiting player needs a spot of treatment.
    • 36' Shevchenko hammers a shot off the outside of a post. So close to the second after Kiev cut open Stoke at the back.
    • 35' Stoke fans trying to roar their side forward as Aliyev brings the ball away for Kiev.
    • 34' Shovkovskiy hammers the ball long down the park. Stoke have huffed and puffed but done very little with the ball in front of goal.
    • 33' Stoke toiling to impose themselves upon the visiting side as Jerome fouls Khacheridi with a late challenge.
    • 32' Pennant overhits the cross ball looking for Jones. Kiev winning all the second loose balls at the moment. Shotton doing well to track the run of Brown.
    • 31' Shovkovskiy forced off his line to collect the cross from Diao. Fine handling skills by the Kiev goalkeeper.
    • 30' The other game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Besiktas still level at 0-0 as Betao turns the ball behind for a corner.
    • 29' Shotton aims for the head of Jones and Jerome, but the ball flies behind the Kiev goal for a goalkick.
    • 28' Delap penalised for a foul on Silva. The home fans slightly stunned by that goal.
    • 27' Stoke with it all to do now. Defeat wouldn't be a disaster, but would leave them sweating on the last group game against Besiktas on December 14 in Turkey.
    • 26' Can't say that goal wasn't coming. Aliyev has tried a few shots, but finally gets lucky that time as Upson prods the ball behind Begovic.
    • 25' GOAL!! Massive deflection off Upson from Aliyev's shot, and Kiev have the lead. A 1-0 advantage for the visitors.
    • 24' Yussuf tries to join the party, but he succeeds only in clattering a shot well over the bar. Goalkick to the home side.
    • 23' Gusev on the charge, but Shotton is again mindful in making the clearance.
    • 22' Difficult to say how this one is going to go. Kiev technically superior, but Stoke hardly lacking in the physical elements of the game out there.
    • 21' Upson across to make the clearance after an intelligent run and cross by Shevchenko.
    • 20' Shotton makes a thumping tackle on Vukojevic. Class tackle by him.
    • 19' Shotton heads out the cross by Aliyev. Kiev continue to cut some neat passing patterns.
    • 18' Brown handles the ball before almost dumping the assistant referee into the stand. Stoke with the free-kick.
    • 17' Shevchenko wallops a shot at goal, but can't hit the target as Stoke collect the loose ball. Remember Stoke only need a point here to progress to the knock-out stage.
    • 16' Huth clatters Shevchenko. Fortunate to avoid a booking for that one. Kiev earn the free-kick.
    • 15' Yussuf fouls Jones and the home side earn a free-kicki just inside their own half.
    • 14' Shotton charging down a flank before Shevchenko brings the ball clear for Kiev.
    • 13' Kiev certainly not being intimidated by Stoke's physical ploy. They look in the mood early on. Gussev pulls the ball across the face of goal, but no takers on hand to convert.
    • 12' Huth gets on the end of the Delap throw-in, but can only nod that over the bar.
    • 11' The visiting side have obviously decided to see how suspect Begovic is in the home goal. Going to try to hammer shots at him at will.
    • 10' Kiev go from side to side to keep possession before Aliyev decides to go for goal from 25 yards. Stinging attempt, but swerves away from goal. Worth a bash.
    • 9' Yussuf with a strong challenge on Jones. Appeals for a free-kick by the home fans, but nothing doing there.
    • 8' Shotton hurls in the free-kick. Jones can't get on the end of that one before Palacios feeds Pennant. Nice pass out wide.
    • 7' Shotton on the charge for Stoke before Pennant is caught late by Yarmolenko, who is booked for a late challenge.
    • 6' Yussuf on the deck after tangling with Jerome. The Kiev man needing a spot of treatment.
    • 5' Fine strike at goal by Aliyev, and Begovic is forced to watch the ball like a hawk to make the save. Kiev clearly mean business.
    • 4' A bit of pushing in the area with Upson fouling Gusev, and that is a free-kick to Dynamo deep in their own box.
    • 3' Stoke earn an early corner kick. Not being going three minutes, but the home side are committed to tossing in high balls.
    • 2' Not a huge surprise to see Delap hurl a long ball into the heart of the visiting box. Shovkovskiy on hand to collect for Dynamo.
    • 1' Dynamo get the match off and running. Stoke chase the draw they need to move into the last 32. They can become the first British club into the last 32 of the tournament.
    • 20:04 A minute's applause for the late Wales manager Gary Speed after his tragic death on Sunday.
    • 20:03 Teams out now - we are almost ready to go.
    • 20:00 Today's referee is Florian Meyer from Germany
    • 19:55 Tony Pulis believes Stoke will have exceeded expectations if they secure the point they need to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev. Pulis pleased with Euro progress
    • 19:50 Matthew Upson is hoping Stoke can put qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League to bed on Thursday night to avoid a last-round decider against Besiktas in Istanbul. Upson seeks an early conclusion
    • 19:45 Stoke need just a point tonight to guarantee their place in the last 32. Group E details
    • 19:40 Stoke make eight changes from the side that beat Blackburn at the weekend with Wilson Palacios making only his fifth start since signing from Tottenham Hotspur
    • 19:35 TEAMS: Stoke: Begovic, Shotton, Huth, Upson, Higginbotham, Pennant, Palacios, Diao, Delap, Jones, Jerome; Subs: Nash, Fuller, Wilson, Shawcross, Whitehead, Walters, Crouch /// Dynamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Yussuf, Khacheridi, Betao, Gusev, Aliev, Vukojevic, Yarmolenko, Ideye, Shevchenko; Subs: Koval, Milevskiy, Haruna, Adi, Ninkovic, Leandro Almeida, Correa
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from the Britannia Stadium as Stoke City take on Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.
  • Summary

    • 78' GOAL! Jones scores for Stoke! Didn't seem likely, but suddenly the home side are level.
    • 54' Off the line by Khacheridi. Thumping effort by Pennant whizzed beyond Shovkovskiy, but his shot is saved by the defender. So close to the leveller.
    • 51' Shovkovskiy makes a fine save from the effort by Palacios. Lovely ball by Delap, but the keeper stood tall to block the shot.
    • 36' Shevchenko hammers a shot off the outside of a post. So close to the second after Kiev cut open Stoke at the back.
    • 25' GOAL!! Massive deflection off Upson from Aliyev's shot, and Kiev have the lead. A 1-0 advantage for the visitors.
    • 10' Kiev go from side to side to keep possession before Aliyev decides to go for goal from 25 yards. Stinging attempt, but swerves away from goal. Worth a bash.
    • 5' Fine strike at goal by Aliyev, and Begovic is forced to watch the ball like a hawk to make the save. Kiev clearly mean business.
    • 19:35 TEAMS: Stoke: Begovic, Shotton, Huth, Upson, Higginbotham, Pennant, Palacios, Diao, Delap, Jones, Jerome; Subs: Nash, Fuller, Wilson, Shawcross, Whitehead, Walters, Crouch /// Dynamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Yussuf, Khacheridi, Betao, Gusev, Aliev, Vukojevic, Yarmolenko, Ideye, Shevchenko; Subs: Koval, Milevskiy, Haruna, Adi, Ninkovic, Leandro Almeida, Correa

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  • Stoke City

    Manager: Tony Pulis

  • Dynamo Kiev

    Manager: Yuri Semin

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